Trestle

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by plbab, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

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    Hello all. I am building a trestle bridge that will span approx 12 inches. How far apart should the "bents" be spaced? Also how do you convert that to fet in N scale? Thanks Paul
  2. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    I can't help you with your trestle qustion, but N scale is scale 1:160, meaning that ONE foot in N scale equals 160 feet in in real life, so in your case your span is 1' (12") so that equals to a 160' span.

    Jesper
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hi PAul, it would be a good idea to get a scale ruler whenever you're building from scratch. That way you think in feet, and use the ruler to measure it.